This publication presents KOL/MAC’s O/K Apartment, an interior renovation that organizes space through a landscape of digitally designed, hybrid-use elements.
Nicknamed “Cleopatra’s submarine” by one of its clients, the project converts two adjacent units in a pre–World War II building in New York into a single but divisible space. The apartment is organized into areas defined less by their programmatic identity—bathroom, bedroom, living room—than by a series of undulating landscapes made up of custom, function-bridging forms, which KOL/MAC developed by digitally compositing cross-sections of everyday domestic objects. To produce the pieces, the architects worked intensively with contractors in a process directly informed by computer-aided fabrication in transportation (boats), sports (bobsleds), and entertainment (stage sets).
As part of a multiyear project that includes three exhibitions on twenty-five seminal projects, the CCA and Greg Lynn are publishing a series of digital publications recording conversations with key architects. The epubs are heavily illustrated with photos, drawings, renderings, videos, PDFs, and interactive 3D models.
Edited by Greg Lynn
Graphic design and development by Linked by Air
Available on iTunes
Published with the generous support of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts